The Divine Lady (1928)

FRANK LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1928.  First National Pictures.  Story by E. Barrington, Adaptation by Forrest Halsey, titles by Harry Carr, Edwin Justus Mayer.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Walter Morosco.  Music by Cecil Copping.  Production Design by Horace Jackson.  Costume Design by Max Ree.  Film Editing by Hugh…

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I Wanted Wings (1941)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Eleanore Griffin, Frank Wead, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Beirne Lay Jr., Sig Herzig, based on the book by Beirne Lay Jr..  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher. …

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Arrowsmith (1931)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1931.  John Ford Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Film Editing by Hugh Bennett. Ronald Colman is terrific in this adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel about economic pressures in the…

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The Great McGinty (1940)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1940.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Hugh Bennett.  Academy Awards 1940. Brian Donlevy plays a clever hobo who stumbles upon a voting scheme designed to get a mayoral…

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If I Were King (1938)

FRANK LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges, based on the play by Justin Huntly McCarthy.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Frank Lloyd.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, John B. Goodman.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Hugh Bennett.   Ronald Colman plays a ruffian poet living in Louis XI’s…

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The Glass Key (1942)

STUART HEISLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Jonathan Latimer, based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld, Tom Satterfield.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Film Editing by Hugh Bennett.   Routine Dashiell Hammett murder mystery has Alan Ladd up to his…

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